Professor of Business Administration Andrea Larson teaches in the MBA program
and Executive Education in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and
sustainable business. Sustainable business strategies integrate economic,
social and environmental performance considerations into product design,
operations and supply chain management. Building on earlier research in
entrepreneurship, alliances and network structures, her current work focuses
on innovative entrepreneurial firms engaged in sustainable business as a
strategic and competitive advantage.
She has published in
Administrative Science Quarterly, the Journal of Business
Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Interfaces.
Her work has also appeared in edited volumes on innovation, green
chemistry, ethics and entrepreneurship. In 2002, Larson was co-founder of the
Ingenuity Project, a program to
integrate theory and practice on entrepreneurship/innovation together with
sustainable business practices and to encourage their use in management
education and companies. Entrepreneurship theory, green chemistry principles,
industrial ecology and cradle-to-cradle design are illustrative of the core
approaches. Larson speaks in variety of venues on entrepreneurship and
sustainability topics and by invitation, provided Congressional
testimony on U.S. policy to encourage development of greentech innovations.
She holds a PhD from Harvard University, awarded jointly by
the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences, focused on economic development and entrepreneurship.
Sustainable Business and
Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Sustainability In-Depth: Studies of Schumpeterian Innovation
Conversations and Debates on Globalization
Executive Education Courses
Sustainability and Beyond: Business Leadership Through Innovation
The Darden Partnership Program
Students and faculty from the University of Virginia Darden School
of Business discuss the school's approach to teaching about sustainability
challenges and opportunities.